Project Controls Assistant

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time
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Our Metros and Civils Division comprises of over 400 professional staff., primarily based in our Croydon office. We provide thought leadership, high quality design services, and advisory services to wide ranging engineering projects and Clients. These range from major infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world, such as high-speed rail, port and bridge developments, to working as expert witnesses and coastal policy.

The role

We are looking to recruit a Project Controls Assistant to support our Metros & Civils ongoing project controls function and drive forward efficient ways of working as well as improve the accuracy of our reporting.

You will be working within a team and undertaking financial, commercial, technical and reporting responsibilities across a range of high-profile engineering projects. You'll assist the project management team with financial and commercial reporting using both internal and client systems/processes as well as work with project teams to ensure that the right financial information is delivered effectively and efficiently. You will also adopt the use of new tools such as PowerBI or other analytical software to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our reporting. Additionally, you will provide project level administration and accountancy support when required. In addition, support will be provided to assist you in obtaining professional qualifications such as the EngTech (Engineering Technician) with the IET institution. There may also be opportunities in the future to potentially lead a team of Project Controllers.

Responsibilities will involve:

  • Compiling and updating complex Excel spread sheets to support engineering projects
  • Preparing invoices and applications for payment and forecasts
  • Use in-house accountancy/reporting software as well as Excel, PowerBI and other systems
  • Recording and managing contractual notices and correspondence, in particular regarding timeframes and notice periods

Does this sound like you?

You are highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and its advanced features and have used these features to deliver financial reporting in your career. You've previously worked within an engineering project controls team or have worked within an accounts team to provide support in financial and commercial reporting. You enjoy working individually and are a keen problem solver with the ability to pick up and learn new skills and technologies. You are self-motivated, able to prioritise and work under pressure to deliver various reports and provide strong attention to detail. Additionally, you are able to demonstrate administration accuracy as well as a high degree of numerate literacy.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Use of advanced Excel features including pivot table creation & manipulation, look-ups, graphs and conditional formatting
  • Experience in adding value to project support work
  • A systematic approach to work using processes to achieve consistent results

Although not essential any experience using PowerBI or data analytics software will be desirable and any experience in Macros or VBA/database skills would be an advantage.

How to apply

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We offer a competitive benefits package including our flexible benefits scheme covering additional holidays, pension, healthcare, life assurance, cycle to work, season ticket loan and much more. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.